1738 in Canada
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Events from the year 1738 in Canada.
- Governor General of New France: Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois
- Colonial Governor of Louisiana: Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville
- Governor of Nova Scotia: Lawrence Armstrong
- Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland: Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
- Smallpox strikes the Cherokee in the U.S. Southeast, killing almost half the population. Smallpox also reaches tribes in western Canada.
- Esther Brandeau, in the guise of a cabin boy, is the first known Jewish woman to arrive in Canada. Eventually she is deported to France for failing to embrace the Roman Catholic religion.
- Fort Rouge (the fort), built on the Assiniboine River near the Forks.
- Fort La Reine, one of the forts of the Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye western expansion, was built. It was located on the Assiniboine River near where present day Portage la Prairie stands.
- Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye travelled southwest from Fort La Reine to the area of the Missouri River in what is now North Dakota.
New York colonial officials describe French military assets, 1737/8
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- "268. iii. Answer to four queries referred by the Lieut.-Governor and Council of New York to Commissioners of Indian Affairs. Albany, 4 February 1737/8," in K G Davies (ed.), "America and West Indies: June 1738, 1-10," Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 44, 1738 (London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1969), pgs. 126-142. Accessed 7 October 2017 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol44/pp126-142
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